MPI-Europe Senior Fellow
Head of Research and Development, Erste Group Bank AG
Member, European Union "Group of the Wise" Senior Fellow, Hamburg Institute of International Economics
Susan Ginsburg is a Nonresident Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, where she headed the Mobility and Security Program. She is a member of the Department of Homeland Security's Quadrennial Review Advisory Committee and served on the Secure Borders and Open Doors Advisory Committee. Prior to joining MPI, she served as Senior Counsel and Team Leader on the staff of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (9/11 Commission), where she was responsible for research and policy recommendations concerning the entry of the 9/11 hijackers, terrorist travel, and border controls. She followed her work on the 9/11 Commission with consulting and policy writing focused on terrorist mobility.
Ms. Ginsburg previously worked as a consultant to nonprofit and academic institutions, providing strategic and operational planning relating to firearms policy. Before that, she worked at the Treasury Department, first as Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary for Enforcement and then as Senior Advisor and Firearms Policy Coordinator for the Under Secretary for Enforcement. She is a member of the DC Bar Association, and as an attorney she specialized in civil litigation. She served as a law clerk in the United States Court of Appeals for Judge A. Leon Higginbotham of the Third Circuit. She also worked as a Special Assistant in the Bureau of International Narcotics Matters at the State Department. In addition, she worked as the Washington Producer for Globo TV Network, Brazil's largest television network. She has also been the Director for Safety and Health at the Professional Drivers Council and a Legislative Assistant to the Honorable James H. Scheuer of New York.
Among her publications: Room for Progress: Reinventing Euro-atlantic Borders for a New Strategic Environment, MPI Transatlantic Task Force on Immigration and Integration, October 2007; Countering Terrorist Mobility: Shaping an Operational Strategy, MPI Report, 2006; and "The Magus of the North," Isaiah Berlin, Wilson Quarterly, Spring 1995.
She received her JD from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and graduated Cum Laude from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in English Literature.
Susan Gzesh Nonresident Fellow
Senior Lecturer and Director, Human Rights Program
The University of Chicago
Susan Gzesh, a Nonresident Fellow, is a Senior Lecturer in the College and Center for International Studies at the University of Chicago, as well as director of the Human Rights Program. She teaches courses on human rights topics including the prohibition on torture and the rights of aliens and citizens. The Human Rights Program offers courses based in the humanities and social sciences, grants internships, and promotes scholarship, conferences, and events which link human rights "real world" activism and the academy. Ms. Gzesh was a Lecturer in the Law School from 1992 until 2003, and is associate faculty with the Center for Latin American Studies and the Friedrich Katz Center for Mexican Studies.
From 1996 to 2001, she was the director of the Mexico-US Advocates Network, coordinating the Regional Network of Civil Organizations for Migration (the NGO counterpart of the intergovernmental Regional Conference on Migration), as well as the Chicago-Michoacan Project and the Chicago-Mexico Leadership Initiative, all projects which promoted cross-border, transnational dialogues on migration policy and human rights. From 1997-1999, Ms. Gzesh was legal advisor to the Minister for Migration Affairs of the Embassy of Mexico. From 1977-1996, she practiced civil rights and immigration law representing immigrant workers and refugees, as well as Latino candidates in local elections.
She received her JD from the University of Michigan and her AB from the University of Chicago. She was a Fulbright Lecturer at the Universidad de Guadalajara in 1990, served on the 1992 Clinton-Gore Presidential Transition Team, and is a member of the Illinois governor's New Americans Initiative advisory board, charged with developing immigrant-friendly state policies.
Donald Kerwin is a Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute, where he served as Vice President for Programs.
Mr. Kerwin is Executive Director of the Center for Migration Studies, an educational institute of the Congregation of the Missionaries of St. Charles, Scalabrinians, that studies migration policy issues and safeguards the dignity and rights of migrants, refugees and newcomers. During his MPI tenure, Mr. Kerwin coordinated MPI’s national and international programs, and wrote and spoke extensively on legalization, refugee protection, labor standards enforcement, detention, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and executive action on immigration.
Prior to his MPI tenure, he worked for more than 16 years at the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC), serving as Executive Director for nearly 15 years. Upon his arrival at CLINIC in 1992, Mr. Kerwin directed CLINIC's political asylum project for Haitians. He became CLINIC's Executive Director in December 1993 and during his tenure, CLINIC coordinated the nation's largest political asylum, detainee services, immigration appeals, and naturalization programs.
Mr. Kerwin is a member of the American Bar Association's Commission on Immigration and a past member of the Council on Foreign Relations' Immigration Task Force. He serves on the Board of Directors of Jesuit Refugee Services-USA and the Border Network for Human Rights, and is an Associate Fellow at the Woodstock Theological Center.
He is a 1984 graduate of Georgetown University and a 1989 graduate of the University of Michigan Law School.
Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy
Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University of Albany (SUNY)
Rey Koslowski, a Nonresident Fellow, is Associate Professor of Political Science and Public Policy and at Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy, University at Albany (SUNY). He also holds a joint appointment in the Informatics Department of UAlbany's College of Computing and Information and is Director of the Research Program on Border Control and Homeland Security.
He has held fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2003-2004), Princeton University (1999-2000), and at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service (1996-97). He is a member of the International Migration Review editorial board and has served as the Chair of the Ethnicity, Nationalism and Migration section of the International Studies Association.
His most recent research has focused on comparative analysis of border security information technology in North America, the European Union, Australia, and New Zealand and has been supported by grants from the National Science Foundation and the MacArthur Foundation.
He received his BA from Wesleyan University and his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Alan M. Kraut
Professor of History, American University
Alan M. Kraut is Professor of History at American University in Washington, DC and holds a faculty appointment at the United States University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. He is a specialist in US immigration and ethnic history, and in the history of American medicine and public health.
He chairs the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation's History Advisory Committee and is a past president of the Immigration and Ethnic History Society. Dr. Kraut is President-elect of the American Organization of Historians and will assume the presidency in April 2013.
Dr. Kraut has been an historical consultant on documentaries related to immigration history and the history of medicine broadcast on PBS, BBC, and the History Channel. Most recently he was an adviser on the PBS documentary Forgotten Ellis Island, the Extraordinary Story of America's Immigrant Hospital (2009).
His books include Silent Travelers: Germs, Genes, and the "Immigrant Menace"; From Arrival to Incorporation, Migrants to the U.S. in a Global Era (co-editor); and Goldberger's War: The Life and Work of a Public Health Crusader.
Yevgeny Kuznetsovis a Nonresident Senior Research Fellow at the Migration Policy Institute and Senior Advisor to the Skolkovo Innovation Foundation in Moscow.
Dr. Kuznetsov, who joined the World Bank in 1995 from the Brookings Institution and is currently on leave from his position as Senior Economist at the World Bank, is a specialist in technological innovation and international migration of the highly skilled. He focuses on the political economy of reforms of innovation and higher education systems. He has acquired a unique perspective on reforms, blending the insights of a practitioner (he has provided operational support to innovation projects in Argentina, Chile, India, Mexico, Russia, Iran, Armenia, Tanzania, Morocco, Colombia, and other economies) and those of a scholar (he has written more than 30 articles and books on innovation and knowledge-based growth).
In recent years, Dr. Kuznetsov has also focused his work on the diasporas of the highly skilled as change agents to promote institutional development in home countries, and has published a book and a number of articles on that issue.
David A. Martin Nonresident Fellow
Professor of International Law, University of Virginia
David A. Martin is the Warner-Booker Distinguished Professor of International Law at the University of Virginia, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1980. He has published numerous books and articles in scholarly journals on immigration, refugees, constitutional law, and international law, including a leading casebook on immigration and citizenship law in its seventh edition. His op-ed commentary has been published in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, Legal Times, and The National Law Journal, among others.
As Principal Deputy General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from January 2009 to December 2010, and in earlier government service at the Department of State and the Department of Justice (including appointment as General Counsel to the Immigration and Naturalization Service, 1995-98), he was closely involved in critical legal and policy developments in the immigration field. These included the Refugee Act of 1980, a major alteration of U.S. asylum procedures in 1995, implementation of the 1996 statutory amendments to the immigration laws, recent reforms of enforcement priorities and the detention system used in connection with immigration removal proceedings, and the federal government’s 2010 lawsuit against Arizona’s immigration enforcement law. He also served as DHS’ representative on the interdepartmental task forces created by President Obama’s executive orders for evaluating the cases of all detainees at Guantánamo and for considering overall detention policies in the battle against terrorism. A graduate of DePauw University and Yale Law School, Martin served as a law clerk for Judge J. Skelly Wright and Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. BACK TO TOP
Nancy Morawetz, a Nonresident Fellow, is a Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law and Director of NYU’s Immigrant Rights Clinic. She also serves as the chair of the Supreme Court Immigration Law Working Group.
With her students, Prof. Morawetz engages in litigation and advocacy on issues related to the rights of noncitizens, with an emphasis on deportation, detention, and judicial review.
MPI-Europe Senior Fellow
Head of Research and Development, Erste Group Bank AG
Member, European Union "Group of the Wise"
Senior Fellow, Hamburg Institute of International Economics
Rainer Münz, an MPI Nonresident Scholar and Senior Fellow with the Migration Policy Institute Europe, is Head of Research & Development at Erste Group Bank AG and Senior Fellow at the Hamburg Institute of International Economics. Dr. Münz was appointed in October 2008 by European Union leaders to a 12-member group, known as the "Group of the Wise," tasked with reflecting on how best to deal with Europe's future challenges and reporting back to the EU leadership in June 2010.
Dr. Münz is an expert on population change, international migration, and demographic aging and their economic impacts and implications for social security. From 1992 to 2003, he was head of the Department of Demography at Humboldt University, Berlin. Prior to that, he served as Director of the Institute of Demography at the Austrian Academy of Science. He earned his PhD from Vienna University in 1978.
Dr. Münz has worked as consultant for the European Commission, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development,, and the World Bank. He served as an advisor to the Greek (2003), Dutch (2004), and Slovene (2008) EU presidencies. In 2000-2001, he was a member of the German commission on immigration reform (the Süssmuth commission).
He is the author or coauthor of Overcrowded World? Global Population and International Migration (Haus Publishing, 2008); Costs and Benefits of Immigration to Europe (OECD, 2006); Labour Migrants Unbound: EU Enlargement, Transitional Measures and Labour Market Effects (Institute for Futures Studies, 2005); and Challenges and Opportunities of International Migration for the EU, Its Member States, Neighboring Countries and Regions (World Bank, 2004).
Marie Price Nonresident Fellow
Associate Professor of Geography and International Affairs, George Washington University firstname.lastname@example.org
Marie Price, a Nonresident Fellow, is an Associate Professor of Geography and International Affairs at the George Washington University, where she has taught since 1990. Formerly the Director of Latin American Studies from 1999-2001, she is Chair of the Department of Geography.
In 2006, Dr. Price was a visiting scholar at the Migration Policy Institute focusing on immigration to world cities and Latin American migration trends. In addition to her research on human migration, she has written about natural re source use, environmental conservation, and the geographical unevenness of globalization.
Edward Schumacher-Matos Nonresident Fellow
Ombudsman, National Public Radio; James Madison Visiting Professor, Columbia School of Journalism
Edward Schumacher-Matos is Ombudsman at National Public Radio (NPR) and lectures at the Columbia School of Journalism as the James Madison Visiting Professor. He previously served as Director of Harvard University’s Inter-Faculty Initiative on Immigration and Integration Policy and Studies and remains involved in the initiative. He lectured on immigration policy at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and continues to lecture and write widely on migration matters.
Mr. Schumacher-Matos has been an op-ed columnist for The Washington Post andbureau chief in Madrid and Buenos Aires for The New York Times. While at The Philadelphia Inquirer, he was a member of the staff that won a 1980 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accident. He founded and became Managing Editor and Associate Publisher of Wall Street Journal Americas (from 1994–2003) for Latin America, Spain, and Portugal. He founded and was Editorial Director of Meximerica Media and Rumbo Newspapers (Spanish-language dailies in Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and the Rio Grande Valley) from 2003-07. From 2007-11, while at Harvard, he also wrote the Ombudsman column for the Miami Herald.
His positions at Harvard included as well being Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor of Latin American Studies and as a Shorenstein Fellow on the Press, Politics, and Public Policy.
Mr. Schumacher-Matos earned a bachelor’s degree in politics and literature from Vanderbilt University and a master’s degree in international politics and economics from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts. He also was a Fulbright Fellow in Japan. He has written for journals such as Foreign Affairs, appears frequently on television news shows, and speaks widely on political and policy issues in the United States, Latin America, and Europe.
Jennifer Van Hook Nonresident Fellow
Professor of Sociology and Demography, Population Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University
Jennifer Van Hook is Professor of Sociology and Demography and Research Associate of the Population Research Institute at The Pennsylvania State University. She conducts demographic research on the settlement and incorporation patterns of US immigrants, with one strand of her work focusing on illegal immigration. Her work also focuses on the social, economic, and health assimilation of immigrants and their descendents.
Dr. Van Hook received her Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Texas at Austin, and has held positions at the Urban Institute and Bowling Green State University before joining the faculty at Penn State. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Population Association of America and the Census Scientific Advisory Committee.
Joanne van Selm Nonresident Fellow
Co-Editor, Journal of Refugee Studies
Joanne van Selm, a Nonresident Fellow, is an independent researcher on migration and refugee issues, based in Skopje, Macedonia. Dr. van Selm is Co-Editor of the Journal of Refugee Studies (Oxford University Press) and affiliated as a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Migration and Ethnic Studies at the University of Amsterdam.
Dr. van Selm has extensive experience in policy and academic research on European Union migration, asylum, and refugee issues. Formerly a Senior Policy Analyst at MPI, Dr. van Selm worked closely with the Greek and Dutch presidencies of the European Union during 2003 and 2004. She also conducted studies for the European Commission, including on the feasibility of resettlement and on the transfer of protection status (with the Danish Institute for Human Rights and Institute for the Study of International Migration).
Dr. van Selm, who is the author of several books and articles, has previously held posts as Lecturer in Political Science at the University of Amsterdam and the Vrij Universiteit Amsterdam, and holds a PhD in International Relations from the University of Kent at Canterbury, United Kingdom.
Senior Attorney, Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC)
Charles Wheeler is a Senior Attorney with Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) in San Francisco and directs its Training and Legal Support section. CLINIC provides training, technical support, legislative analysis, and legal reference materials for diocesan immigration programs and other nonprofit agencies throughout the United States. It also advocates on behalf of low-income immigrants at the local level by providing direct representation and impact litigation and at the national level through administrative advocacy.
Prior to joining CLINIC, Mr. Wheeler directed the National Immigration Law Center in Los Angeles (1985-1996) and the Farmworker Program of Colorado Rural Legal Services in Denver (1979-1984). He has specialized in immigration law and aliens’ rights issues for 30 years and has expertise in several aspects of immigration law as well as immigrants’ eligibility for public benefits.
Mr. Wheeler was the 2002 recipient of the Daniel Levy Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Immigration Law, awarded by Matthew Bender LexisNexis. He was a 1989 recipient of the Carol King Award for Achievement in Litigation, awarded by the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild.
He is a graduate of the University of Virginia and the University of Maryland School of Law.
Clinical Professor of Law, Yale Law School
Michael Wishnie is a Clinical Professor of Law at Yale Law School. He was Professor of Clinical Law and co-director of the Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Program at New York University School of Law. He has served as a Skadden Fellow, representing New York City taxi drivers, garment, construction, restaurant and domestic workers in their efforts to vindicate basic labor and employment rights.
Previously, Professor Wishnie worked as a staff attorney at the Brooklyn Neighborhood Office of The Legal Aid Society, and as a law clerk to Judge H. Lee Sarokin, Justice Harry A. Blackmun, and Justice Stephen G. Breyer.
Before earning his JD from Yale Law School in 1993, Professor Wishnie spent two years teaching in the People’s Republic of China.
Heide Spruck Wrigley
Researcher and Educator, Literacywork International
Heide Spruck Wrigley is a researcher and teacher educator with Literacywork International, an independent social science research firm focused on education and training for immigrant youth and adults.
She has studied and written about various aspects of adult English as a Second Language (ESL), including workforce literacy, family literacy, and vocational English for adults with limited English proficiency.
Dr. Wrigley has been the subject matter specialist in a number of national research efforts, including the federally funded What Works for Adult ESL Students study and the National Adult ESL Literacy Demonstration Project. She is a senior advisor for the national project, Transitioning Adult English Language Learners.
Dr. Wrigley holds a PhD in Education and a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics.
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